The Trouble with ACEs? Research and Reflections on Inequality

Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, have become an important tool for defining and understanding trauma. In Scotland there has been strong interest in applying ACEs and trauma informed approaches to justice policy and practice. How well does this tool, and the science underpinning it, work when applied to the particular context of criminal justice? How might insights from the research on ACEs inform, complement or endanger addressing inequalities?

This event features leading researchers working in the area of ACEs, inequalities and trauma specifically in the context of crime and justice. They will provide short presentations as part of a panel to stimulate discussion and reflection. Panellists:


Refreshments and cake

10.00 Welcome to the event, aims and overview of session format from Dr Sarah Armstrong, Director of SCCJR and Senior Research Fellow at University of Glasgow)

10.10: Susan McVie (University of Edinburgh)
Abigail Fagan (University of Florida)

10.40: Discussant response from Gary Walsh (School of Education, University of Glasgow)

10.45: Sarah Anderson (University of West of Scotland)
Tara Renae McGee (Griffith University)

11.15: Discussant response from Gary Walsh

11.20: Break: submit questions for Q&A

11.30: Q&A

12.00: Event Close

This free event is jointly hosted by SCCJR and Understanding Inequalities. Spaces are limited, please register via EventBrite. Queries to
Coffee and tea and light bites will be provided.

Please see the University of Glasgow campus map the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT) (B9 on campus map),